Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Heart Leaf Heart

Every year, when the trees are finished using their leaves, they throw piles of them onto the grass in our garden, I like to pick some of them up and use them again!

This year I made some goodies for friends.
I cut heart shapes out of the leaves, before pressing them under a pile of books.

In this momento, I layered 3 pressed leaves, with a heart shape cut out of the top one only, and the rich rust-red leaf in the middle showing through.  I used a little wood glue to keep everything together and tied it with a ribbon.  
I attached a handwritten tag and gave it to a friend for her birthday.  She invited us to breakfast, and specifically asked for no gifts, just a message from each of us.

I made this wedding card for other friends.  The background was a watercolour print I found in a book waiting to be recycled. 
I wood-glued the leaves into position and layered it onto the front of a card.  What a wonderful wedding it was, with a wonderful story.

Autumn is a second spring
every leaf is a flower
Albert Camus

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